The Best Florence Walking Tour
Our original small group intro to Florence walking tour featured on BBC and is the most highly rated walking tour of Florence.
Enjoy Seeing the Best Florence Must Sees
Experience the intrigue of the world’s most beloved art capital on a Florence tour like no other. Join one of our fully-licensed, specially-trained guides and discover Florence’s fascinating history. Best of all, you’ll learn while sightseeing the city’s main highlights and attractions.
A Florence tour that brings history to life
We’re not your average tour company. We believe history should be entertaining and enlightening. That’s why we choose only gifted storytellers as our guides. We want you to see Florence’s vivid history come to life. We want you to experience its ancient, medieval, and Renaissance past. Above all, we want you to feel the cultural impact that Florence had all across the world.
The cradle of the Renaissance
Follow the footsteps of Florence’s vibrant past on our Florence tour. Who did they bury alive near the Duomo? What did Leonardo da Vinci do that Michelangelo could never forgive? How did the Medici family use famous artists throughout the centuries? And what propelled Florence to become one of the greatest art cities the world has ever seen? Together, we’ll peel back the centuries while witnessing some of history’s greatest testaments.
Tour Florence’s architectural wonders
Visit the churches of Santa Trinità and Orsanmichele, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore*, a true Renaissance wonder. Amazing architecture, stunning sculptures, and fascinating frescoes (okay, we’ll stop with the alliteration!). Take in the San Giovanni Baptistery, Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, and Giotto’s bell tower. And, of course, admire Brunelleschi’s dome, and learn the story behind it. How did a goldsmith and untrained architect create the Renaissance’s greatest wonder? It’s a story we cannot wait to share with you, among so many others.
Highlights of Florence
Immerse yourself in history and listen to medieval stories with a three-hour walk around Florence’s essential sights.
Florence’s most famous sites
We’ll take you to the most famous sites of Florence’s ancient city centre and into the very heart of the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance.’
Walk in the Footsteps of the Greats
Tread in the tantalising footsteps of Florence’s vibrant past, and understand why the city’s historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enjoy Learning about Florence
Discover who was buried alive near the Duomo. Find out why Michelangelo never forgave Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn how the Medici family used famous artists throughout the Renaissance. Discover why Florence became one of the greatest art centres the world has ever seen.
Hear about astounding events that shocked the city’s local inhabitants. Witness famous the famous sculptures, frescoes and paintings of the churches of Santa Trìnita, Orsanmichele, and the Florence cathedral*.
Highlights of Florence
See the Baptistery, Bell Tower, Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi’s dome, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, medieval towers, Renaissance palaces, famous shopping streets, and so much more!
Florence’s top highlights
(included on the Original Florence Walk)
- Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore*
- Church of Santa Trìnita*
- Church of Orsanmichele*
- Baptistery (external)
- Bell Tower (external)
- Gates of Paradise
- Brunelleschi’s Dome (external)
- Vasari Corridor (external)
- Piazza della Signoria
- Palazzo Vecchio
- Ponte Vecchio
- Piazza delle Repubblica
- *On Sundays and religious holidays, the churches of Santa Trìnita, Orsanmichele, and the Duomo are closed for religious services. Please note that there is no priority entrance for the Duomo; entrance is strictly a first come, first served basis. In cases where lines are too long, the Duomo is covered externally only.
Why Book the Original Florence Walk?
- Our great highly trained Artviva guides-the best in Florence
- The first company to do entertaining enjoyable small group high quality walking tours in Florence. Artviva continues the excellence today.
- Enjoy seeing all the main sites and get correct information
- Our fully licensed travel agency ensures peace of mind
- Our great customer care
- True local expertise that’s stood the test of time-since 1996
- Small groups-we keep the groups small.
- Real people on the spot. Say hello to us in our office in Florence!
The Original Florence Walk-Private?
You can choose to do the Original Florence Walk as a private or small shared group experience.